And the discovery of the hatch combined with Charlie’s first death, Jack’s revival of him, the kidnapping of Claire and the first real indication that the Others might not be the most friendly people make this one of the best episodes in season one.
How does Locke know that it will start raining is “approximately 1 minute”…and then it does? And why does it always seem to start raining out of nowhere?
Back in the real world
We find out that Locke worked for a box company “back in the real world”, and when Hurley and Walt are playing backgammon Walt says that Hurley owes him $20,000 to which Hurley responds “you’ll get it”. Of course we later find out that Hurley is in fact a multi-millionaire due to his lottery win and that he also owns the box company that Locke worked for.
Charlie theorises that the psychic might have foreseen the plane crashing on the Island, and in the flashback that follows we see the psychic tell Claire that she must catch flight 815 because they (the adopting parents…) will be waiting when she arrives. Perhaps he meant they (the others, and Ethan) will be waiting…